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The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
contact email: 
litjourn@yahoo.com

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[Update] The Aesthetic of Renewal

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association of American Studies
contact email: 
cras@carleton.ca

CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
courtney.marshall@unh.edu

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women’s lynching narratives.

NeMLA Conference, March 2012: The Role of the African-American Body in Twentieth-Century American Drama

full name / name of organization: 
Jenna Clark Embrey, ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University
contact email: 
jennaclarkembrey@gmail.com

This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years?

Moral Panics of Sexuality Conference Oct. 7th (Deadline July 15th)

full name / name of organization: 
Arizona State University Center for Critical Inquiry and Cultural Studies
contact email: 
moralpanics@gmail.com

Call for Papers

The Moral Panics of Sexuality

Conference at Arizona State University
West Campus
Phoenix, AZ

Friday, October 7, 2011

Audre Lorde’s Transatlantic Sisterhoods VOLUME OF ESSAYS

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Stella Bolaki and Prof. Sabine Broeck
contact email: 
audrelorde.collection@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS for edited volume on Audre Lorde

Race, Class, and Sentimentalism in the 20th Century (NeMLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

As African American men and women began to appropriate sentimental tropes and the sentimental novel form in the nineteenth-century, they argued for their humanity and alignment with social norms while

[UPDATE] CFP: 20th Century Sentimentalism: From Modernism to Media

full name / name of organization: 
Jenn Williamson
contact email: 
jwilliamson@unc.edu

This collection will feature essays that examine how authors of the twentieth and twenty-first century continue the use of sentimental forms and tropes of nineteenth-century literature.

NeMLA March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY:

full name / name of organization: 
Jeffery C. Blanchard / Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jcblanch@drew.edu

This panel will seek to address the role Modern and contemporary literature play during wartime and whether or not they provide a culturally valuable response to conflict.

CFP: Ist Global Conference : Writing 1 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
write@inter-disciplinary.net

Call For Papers:

[UPDATE] Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary, 2011 Rice University Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University Department of English
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Call for Papers:
Commonalities: Imagining the Ordinary

2011 Rice University Symposium, sponsored by the English Department
Rice University in Houston, Texas

September 23rd – 24th, 2011

CFP: Paranormal Mysteries (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

full name / name of organization: 
Clues: A Journal of Detection
contact email: 
clues@elizabethfoxwell.com

Submission deadline: December 29, 2011
Guest editor: A. B. Emrys (University of Nebraska–Kearney)

[REMINDER] Essay Collection: Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest. Due: July 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
contact email: 
jenniferailles@yahoo.com, mooredonaldg@gmail.com

Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film & Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Due: July 1, 2011

Melting into Air: Film and Digital Adaptations of Shakespeare’s Tempest

CFP: Rupkatha Journal: Hierachical Economies, Globalization, Terrorism

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Call for Papers Hierachical EconomiesRupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (Volume 3, Number 3,ISSN 0975-2935, www.rupkatha.com)

Hierarchical Economies
Globalization

Culture Matters: 2012 CSA Conference, March 28-April 1, 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Cultural Studies Association
contact email: 
csaus@pitt.edu

CULTURE MATTERS
Cultural Studies Association Conference
University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA
March 28-April 1, 2012

Deadline for Proposals: 19 September, 2011

'States of Emergency, States of Emergence?'

full name / name of organization: 
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex
contact email: 
enquiries@excursions-journal.org.uk

Excursions Journal

Call For Papers

‘States of Emergence, States of Emergency’

Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011

Submit online at: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication and Social Change

full name / name of organization: 
National Communication Association Preconvention Seminar
contact email: 
shmacek@noctrl.edu

National Communication Association (NCA) Preconvention Seminar
"Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication, and Social Change"
10:30 am-5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16th.
New Orleans, LA

"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/15/11; Completed Papers 9/15/11

full name / name of organization: 
Ama Wattley, PhD
contact email: 
awattley@pace.edu

Critical essays are being sought to complement the creative works in an edited anthology entitled Between Worlds to be published by Peter Lang.

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers--Deadline TOMORROW

full name / name of organization: 
University of California Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal
contact email: 
berkeleycluj@gmail.com

To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

Paradises - Abstract for online academic journal: 10 September 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Altre Modernità http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/AMonline
contact email: 
amonline@unimi.it

PARADISES

Why does man need Paradise?

Sports Stories & American Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Cara Erdheim & Rick Magee, Sacred Heart University
contact email: 
Erdheimc@sacredheart.edu

"Sports Stories & American Culture”: We solicit papers from a wide range of disciplines that look to American literature as a way to understand sports--and vice versa.

(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling (9/30/2011; NeMLA 3/15-18/2012, Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Dr. Clare Emily Clifford / ccliffor[AT]bsc[DOT]edu



43rd Annual Conference, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York



(Re)Mixed Grooves: Disco, Hip-Hop, and the Poetics of Sampling


Transatlantic Gender-Crossings: Masquerade, Transvestitisms & the Carnivalesque / NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Anita Duneer / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
aduneer@ric.edu

This panel seeks papers on gender-crossings in fiction and drama by authors on both sides of the Atlantic.

The Beautiful Eater

full name / name of organization: 
The Beautiful Eater
contact email: 
beautifuleater@gmail.com

The Beautiful Eater is accepting personal essays, poetry and recipes from women who seek authenticity, liberation, and purpose through food.

"Speculative Literature from the African Diaspora: Creating Heroes and Heroines"- - -2012 NeMLA, March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
dmpowell2@aacc.edu

In Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora editor Sheree R. Thomas states that her purpose for the series “. . .

BLACK TEACHERS THEORIZING

full name / name of organization: 
Hilton Kelly, Davidson College and Daniella Cook, University of Tula
contact email: 
hikelly@davidson.edu

This special issue of Educational Studies will address “black teachers theorizing” as an overlooked topic in the literature on black teacher’s lives and work by drawing upon contemporary empiric

DS7

full name / name of organization: 
[tba]
contact email: 
liamwarrenaceron@gmail.com

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Initial invitations were sent for DS7 around May/June 2011.
Please politely ask around; closefriends, closecolleagues.

A call for entries to be made (more) public sometime

[UPDATE] Collection: The cosmopolitan in 19th-century American and British literature. Abstracts due July 25, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
James Hewitson and Yvonne E.Pelletier
contact email: 
jhewitso@utk.edu and ypelleti@utk.edu

Cosmopolitans at home and abroad: Cosmopolitanism in nineteenth-century British and American literature.

The Popular Romance Novel and the Ivory Tower (NeMLA)

full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan A. Allan, University of Toronto
contact email: 
jonathan.allan@utoronto.ca

CFP: "The Popular Romance Novel and the Ivory Tower"

Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2 (www.otherness.dk) - CFP Journal Issue - Deadline Sept 2, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The Centre for Studies in Otherness
contact email: 
otherness.research@gmail.com

The Centre for Studies in Otherness invites papers for the e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.2.

Medievalism in Southern Literature and Culture (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Cook / University of Alabama
contact email: 
acook@bama.ua.edu

The term “medievalism” refers to popular and presentist re-imaginings of the Middle Ages.

Urban Slavery

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jlightweisgoff@gmail.com

Fifty years after Richard C.

UPDATE: HAIKU AESTHETICS; 31 July 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology
contact email: 
editorial.2008@indiatimes.com

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India.

CFP: New Edited Collection on Service Learning in the Literature Curriculum We invite proposals for an edited collection entit

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Roberta Rosenberg, Christopher Newport University and Dr. Laurie Grobman, Penn State, Berks
contact email: 
rrosenb@cnu.edu or leg8@psu.edu

We invite proposals for an edited collection entitled Service Learning and Literary Studies. Our use of the term service learning captures all curriculum-based community engagement.

[Update] Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (7/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

full name / name of organization: 
Drs Comer and Vayo
contact email: 
tcomer@defiance.edu

New deadline, July 1.

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